I do not really know where to post this build. I thought this old school thread might be a good place. I stopped working on the car for a while.
When I started working on it I took the gas tank out and got all the old gas out. It smelled horrible and might be one of the worst smells in the world besides old transmission fluid.
Here is the gas - looks really good
So I installed an electric fuel pump because the manual fuel pump was toast. I replaced all the fluids and started it up. It still ran like hell but every once a while it seemed better. The fuel pump eventually got filled up with junk so I took the tank to a radiator shop and got it boiled out. I vacuumed it during this time and discovered more spiders than I ever want to see.
tank in car
tank out of car
They boiled it and discovered that it had holes in it that were plugged with old gas gunk. When I got it reinstalled it ran great but still back fired out the carb. I believe that I need to time it and maybe do some valve adjustment. The electric fuel pump had to much pressure so I also had to install a regulator.
here is the engine
I started working on my Celica again and neglected the Prince. When I tried to start it up again the fuel pump was dead. I imagine its because of all the gunk that filtered through it.
So My next project is the fuel pump and the hopefully figure out the backfiring and overheating problem. I replaced the thermostat but the radiator might be backed up. I hope that it isn't the water pump because that might be impossible to find.
Here is a pic of my celica
This thread covers most of the things that I have done to the car. I will include more pictures and keep this project up to date. I finished the Celica project for the time being and plan on working on the Prince.